A bit of March 31st history…
1146 - Bernard Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon urging the necessity of a Second Crusade; Louis VII and Eleanor of Aquitaine are present and join the crusade
1657 - English Parliament makes the Humble Petition to Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell offering him the crown: he declines (pictured)
1736 - Belleview Hospital founded in a NYC almshouse - 1st public hospital in US
1889 - Eiffel Tower officially opens in Paris; built for the Exposition Universelle, at 300 meters high it retains the record for tallest manmade structure for 41 years
1918 - 1st daylight savings time in US goes into effect
A bit of March 31st history… 1146 - Bernard Clairvaux preaches...